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Thoughts from a Starfish

The Starfish Foundation's Beth Awalt

We share the journey of creating a non-profit and the day-to-day operations of directing an international development organization. If you're a social entrepreneur, an international traveler, a social justice and service enthusiast, or passionate about non-profits, then this podcast is for you. Share your experience: www.thestarfishchange.org

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Jan 30, 2017 The Starfish Foundation's Beth Awalt
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Starfish co-founder Beth Awalt and Starfish Board member Anna Jordan discuss how Beth and co-founder Jenn Zocco started the nonprofit -- and how it's grown in the past five years.    Podcast Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thoughtsfromastarfish/  Starfish Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thestarfishchange  Starfish Instagram: www.instagram.com/starfishchange  Starfish website: www.thestarfishchange.org  Donate a book in honor of Anna's...
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Feb 7, 2017 The Starfish Foundation's Beth Awalt
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In Starfish's first book, When You Wish Upon a Starfish, Mirka tells her story about her dreams to become a doctor -- and what else accompanies and motivates that dream.    Interested in learning more about our book, or in purchasing a copy? Visit here: www.thestarfishchange.org/starfish-dream-book They make great gifts for teachers, as they are bilingual in Spanish and English, as well as for folks who have lived abroad or have volunteered long-term!
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Feb 14, 2017 The Starfish Foundation's Beth Awalt
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In this episode, Starfish co-founder Beth Awalt and friend of Starfish Dylan Waugh discuss why their organizations help in Ecuador and Nicaragua, respectively, and the challenges and joys that come with service abroad. Dylan is the founder of VISEDAL partnership, which you can learn more about here: http://www.visedal.org/ 
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Feb 27, 2017 The Starfish Foundation's Beth Awalt
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In Starfish's first book, When You Wish Upon a Starfish, Jean Carlos tells his story about his dreams to become a psychologist, and what motivates him to continue on that journey.   Interested in learning more about our book, or in purchasing a copy? Visit here: www.thestarfishchange.org/starfish-dream-book They make great gifts for teachers, as they are bilingual in Spanish and English, as well as for folks who have lived abroad or have volunteered long-term!
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Feb 28, 2017 The Starfish Foundation's Beth Awalt
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In this episode, Starfish co-founder Beth Awalt and friend of Starfish Amanda Brown discuss the challenges, joys, and wisdom of starting a business. Amanda is the owner and founder of Sweet Lupine.   Other amazing resources discussed during the episode: Personal Contacts Mom Blogger: Shannan, of Faithfully Beautiful,  @shannan_pan  BioTech: O-Ray Pharma Small Business Resources SCORE: www.score.org Bloguettes (webinars): www.bloguettes.com Canva: www.canva.com Being Boss:...
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Mar 7, 2017 The Starfish Foundation's Beth Awalt
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In Starfish's first book, When You Wish Upon a Starfish, Pamela shares her incredible determination to achieve her dreams - and why it will be possible, despite the numerous challenges.   Interested in learning more about our book, or in purchasing a copy? Visit here: www.thestarfishchange.org/starfish-dream-book They make great gifts for teachers, as they are bilingual in Spanish and English, as well as for folks who have lived abroad or have volunteered long-term!
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Mar 24, 2017 The Starfish Foundation's Beth Awalt
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In Starfish's first book, When You Wish Upon a Starfish, Luiggi shares his passion to conquer his dreams.   Interested in learning more about our book, or in purchasing a copy? Visit here: www.thestarfishchange.org/starfish-dream-book They make great gifts for teachers, as they are bilingual in Spanish and English, as well as for folks who have lived abroad or have volunteered long-term!
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Mar 28, 2017 The Starfish Foundation's Beth Awalt
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In this episode, Starfish co-founder Beth Awalt and friend of Starfish Megan Glynn discuss some amazing tips for fundraising, Board and volunteer engagement, friend-raising, and building relationships. You'll learn how to build a road map for potential donors, how to create an action plan for your Board or other volunteers, and what a diverse funding model looks like, among other tips and tricks of the trade.   Other amazing resources discussed during the episode: HOBY: www.hoby.org...
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Apr 4, 2017 The Starfish Foundation's Beth Awalt
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In this episode, Starfish co-founder Beth Awalt and friend of Starfish MaryBeth Hyland of SparkVision discuss some amazing resources for creating work-life balance. MaryBeth defines the term work-life fitness, and she shares real-life examples of ways to take time for yourself, how to bounce back from working too much, resources for managing schedules, and how to ensure you can balance what drains you with things that fill you up. Thanks, MaryBeth!   Other resources discussed during the...
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Apr 7, 2017 The Starfish Foundation's Beth Awalt
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In Starfish's first book, When You Wish Upon a Starfish, Eddy discusses his dreams, his challenges, and his motivation.   Interested in learning more about our book, or in purchasing a copy? Visit here: www.thestarfishchange.org/starfish-dream-book They make great gifts for teachers, as they are bilingual in Spanish and English, as well as for folks who have lived abroad or have volunteered long-term!
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Apr 11, 2017 The Starfish Foundation's Beth Awalt
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In this episode, Starfish co-founder Beth Awalt and friend of Starfish Anna Custer-Singh discuss some amazing resources for managing teams, overseeing operations (including how to Start / Stop / Study), and leading non-profits.    Other resources discussed during the episode: La Leche League International – llli.org La Leche League Connecticut – lllct.org Live Baltimore – livebaltimore.com The Greater Cumberland Committee – greatercc.org HOBY – hoby.org CT HOBY – cthoby.org We...
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Apr 18, 2017 The Starfish Foundation's Beth Awalt
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In Starfish's first book, When You Wish Upon a Starfish, Scholar Gabriela shares her passions and dreams.   Interested in learning more about our book, or in purchasing a copy? Visit here: www.thestarfishchange.org/starfish-dream-book They make great gifts for teachers, as they are bilingual in Spanish and English, as well as for folks who have lived abroad or have volunteered long-term!
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Apr 20, 2017 The Starfish Foundation's Beth Awalt
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Starfish's Co-Founder Beth, host of this podcast, shares a special message with you!   More about Starfish: An Evening for the Stars, April 29: http://www.501auctions.com/starfishchange - or register at this link to bid virtually! Podcast Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thoughtsfromastarfish/  Starfish Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thestarfishchange  Starfish Instagram: www.instagram.com/starfishchange  Starfish website: www.thestarfishchange.org  Donate a book to...
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Apr 25, 2017 The Starfish Foundation's Beth Awalt
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In this episode, Starfish co-founder Beth Awalt and friend of Starfish Dr. Allison Poss of Girls With Ideas discuss marketing - specifically how to connect marketing to your business skills, the GOAT method (Goals, Objectives, Actions, and Tasks), the Agile method of management, and how to provide value to your social media posts -- among much, much more.   Marketing courses and resources: Small Business Development Centers - here is a link to find an office near you. You can meet with them...
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May 2, 2017 The Starfish Foundation's Beth Awalt
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In this episode, Starfish co-founder Beth Awalt and friend of Starfish Jane Lorenzi chat about how to be involved in service and justice opportunities in your community, with Starfish, and in the world -- and why all of this is so important.   Cool organizations discussed on the episode: Our Daily Bread: www.catholiccharities-md.org/our-daily-bread  Refugee Youth Project: http://www.refugeeyouthproject.org/  Camp Umoja article in local...